I set up our newly refreshed picnic table the other day in our freshly-tidied garden with the most lovely summer table linen finds from my friends at Kochi Stores. Please enjoy these photos of our picnic in the garden!
I decided recently that I would really love to have a new picnic table for when we do our little weekend bbq dinners and always end up just sitting in camping chairs somewhere randomly in the backyard. Unfortunately, picnic tables are a little hard to come by right now, and when you do come by them, they’re approximately a million dollars. So we just fixed up the rickety old one that we had with a few new boards and some paint and it’s perfect. Well, then I got to chatting with my friends at Kochi Stores (aka the best kept secret when it comes to table linens, among other things) and they had these new lemon tree table cloths about to come into their shop. Then, basically, everything fell into place for the picnic in the garden of my dreams one hot, early summer day. Oh, and somewhere in there we spent many hours managing to get the garden the tidiest it’s ever been at this time of year, so that definitely helped too. 🙂
Lemon-Themed Garden Picnic
Since this table is quite small, the elements of this picnic table setting are pretty simple, but that’s how a picnic should be anyway, right? Sometimes all it takes is a great table cloth to pull the whole mood together.
I absolutely love these linen-look napkins from Kochi. I think they might be my new favourites. That delicate trim around the edges is just perfect.
The little olive tree topiary and the dried seeded eucalyptus have nothing to do with lemons or lemon trees, but they felt right.
I think the ceremony of making fancy drinks with fresh ingredients, just picked from the garden, is so exciting. In this case it was some fresh mint from the herb garden just behind. No greenhouse here for growing my own lemon trees just yet! I don’t make fancy mixed drinks very often and I’m really not an expert, but you can’t go too far wrong when the whole set up looks this lovely.
Loved the lazy, hazy, crazy summer weather we had this day that was just perfect for this summery table. And that big loaf of bread that was so fresh and delicious when we finally stopped snapping photos and sliced into it. A good loaf of fresh bread can always pull a meal together. 🙂
A picnic in the garden: Does it get any better than that?
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.